When I place an EPS into Illustrator and I use the eye drop tool to read the color break outs it is in correct. Is there a way of having it give me the proper break out of the placed item?
The Illustrator eye dropper tool cannot read color accurately from bitmapped images. Designers often get fooled into shift clicking to sample a color because that appearrs to work; but that is a sample of the RGB preview fo a cmyk image, converted back to cmyk with color management on top of that making the color innacurate.
Open the .eps in photoshop if bitmpaped, or Illustrator if vector. In photoshop remember to doubleclick the eyedropper to 1 pixel(for falt colro areas), and the hot spot of the cursor is where the liquid would get sucked into the eyedropper. Or better yet change the cursor to crosshairs.
Thanks for the help Mike.
I hope Adobe has future plans of adding an insturment into Illustrator that will display proper color break outs on bitmapped images. If I were to have to open each image just to verify that the break out is correct could be a timely process.
Option double click on the image and it will open in whatever app you have set as defautl for that file type.
Try using .psd file format for bitmapped images, if you are able to(unless you have an old content management system). There are advantages of placeable layered files, non-lossy compression and less server space used.
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